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Siren’s Call: Cursed Seas by Amy McKinley – Review by Sam Sheerin

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Siren’s Call: Cursed Seas by Amy McKinley 5stars
This is my first 5 star read OF 2019, Boy oh boy. Where to start with this review.
Read the book guys it has everything you could ask for.
It was phenomenal, well developed plot with awesome twists and turns, developed characters over the course of the novel and such an interesting read. Attention grabbing for any reader from page one.
Amy has definitely created something special, and not having read anything from Amy before this is now an author I will be following and reading more of.

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Siren’s Call: Cursed Seas by Amy McKinley – Review by Randall Murphy

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Siren’s Call: Cursed Seas by Amy McKinley – Review by Randall Murphy
The characters are extremely well defined, and the plot flows very smoothly. The storyline is appealing and really piques the interest of those that like mythology-based books. A good balance is used between building the characters and creating interest in the plot in the early chapters. The anticipation and emotions build throughout and keep the reader interested and glued to the story. The references to established characters such as Zeus, Poseidon, and Ares give the reader an immediate reference point and understanding of the some of the relationships. This a story I would definitely recommend to anyone that enjoyed stories or movies like “Percy Jackson”.

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Siren’s Call: Cursed Seas by Amy McKinley – Review by Maura Harper

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

SIREN’S CALL is one of those books that I wouldn’t normally have considered, yet I’ve always enjoyed the author’s writing so grabbed it when it became available.

An enjoyable read with suspense and intrigue. There is a dark humor in this story that was unexpected “…it is mens basic fear of commitment that holds them back.” I felt like it was a combination of mythology and Hans Christian Anderson’s stories with a twist, a turn and a centuries old debt.

This is definitely a story I would recommend.

Review by @mauraharper

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Siren’s Call: Cursed Seas by Amy McKinley – Review by Michelle King

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A Siren’s Call: Cursed Seas flawlessly integrates the world of Greek Mythology with the reality of life in a small town fishing village. As I read, I could picture each scene and felt as if I was living Nerissa’s life right along with her. I could literally feel her emotions: her joy, her sorrows, her worries, her anger, and her love. Most of all, her determination and will to succeed and overcome all obstacles. As for Zeer, I won’t tell you too much about him now other than to say where can I find one just like him???

While this was ultimately Nerissa and Zeer’s story, there are so many fantastically written characters in this book. Some you will love, some you will despise, but you can’t help but be pulled in to their magical world and want to get to know them all! This is a complex story of superstitions, Gods, curses, underwater worlds, and mythical powers with lots of unexpected twists and turns that will keep you captivated until the very end. I highly recommend this book and look forward to reading more from Amy McKinley!

Reviewed by @chellek44

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Siren’s Call: Cursed Seas by Amy McKinley – Review by Katie Matthews

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

 

Siren’s Call is another wonderfully written story by Amy McKinley! I love picking up books by this author as I know I will be in for a good read and this book was no exception. I was captivated by everything that I was reading and I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough trying to find out what was going to happen. The author’s attention to detail in her writing is just excellent; she brings the story and her characters to life through her imaginative and creative writing style. I loved the characters Nerissa and Zeer, I thought they were well developed and I really enjoyed reading their story. I felt connected to Nerissa in particular; she was a likeable character who I was rooting for the whole way through!
Siren’s Call: Cursed Seas was a wonderful read and one that I highly recommend!

@katiem
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Siren’s Call: Cursed Seas by Amy McKinley – Review by Erica Fish

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Amy McKinley is an author that I was introduced to when I was looking for new authors. She has an amazing ability to grab me in her synopsis. Her talents of storytelling grabs me from the first paragraph until the last word. Siren’s Call: Cursed Seas was no different. She sets up the scenery in such a way that you really get a great picture in the mind’s eye. Now add the characters like Nerissa. She is chosen to be the next maiden sacrifice and she is trying to get out of this sacrifice. Her little seaside village has been protected by the gods but time is running out. The village is already showing signs of disfavor by the gods. As the time comes near for Nerissa to be sacrificed, there is a visitor (an outsider) who comes to take Nerissa away. Will this protect Nerissa from becoming the maiden sacrifice or will it anger the gods? Read the story and find out for yourself.

Siren’s Call: Cursed Seas by Amy McKinley – Review by Heidi Eich Woodring

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Siren’s Call: Cursed Seas by Amy McKinley is such a mix of Gods, secrets, magic, adventure, and drama that you want to KEEP reading to see what is going to happen next. That is one of the many reasons that I love any and all books that Amy McKinley writes, she is truly very talented. When I started to read about this book, what grabbed me was Fate will not be denied, and that is exactly what you will find when you read about Nerissa in this book. Everyone around her is keeping secrets, and she is finding herself unable to trust anyone. Then she meets Zeer, and she wonders, is this the one that can save me? You must read this story to answer that!! FIVE stars and wish I could read more about Nerissa!

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Siren’s Call: Cursed Seas by Amy McKinley – Review by Karyn Taylor

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Siren’s Call: Cursed Seas is a fantastic fantasy novel by Amy McKinley. I was already a huge fan of Amy McKinley having read, and loved, the Gray Ghost series. I’ve only recently started to read the fantasy/paranormal genre and was eager to read something in this genre by an author I already liked.
Siren’s Call was fantastic. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Amy McKinley knows how to create a fantastic story that grips you from the very beginning, takes you on an amazing roller coaster journey, then spits you out at the end totally dazed by what she’s put you through. This book was no exception. She also knows how to write amazing characters. I loved both Nerissa and Zeer, their characters are very intriguing and so interesting to read. I’ve always said that one mark of a good author is by how much you hate the guys. Well, I can safely say that I hated Cete, Ares, Cyn and the Oracle with a passion.
This book has a little bit of everything that I love in a good book: great characters, romance, angst, mystery and a damn good storyline. I’d definitely recommend it to others.

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Siren’s Call: Cursed Seas by Amy McKinley – Review by Tausha Treadway

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Siren’s Call: Cursed Seas by Amy McKinley. This is the story of Nerissa a young girl who lives with her father in a small fishing village. This village has always been protected by the gods but that is about to end. The fishermen have quit catching fish, the trees have quit bearing fruit and the winds are whispering of big change. Nerissa is about to be given away by her father for marriage but she decides she wants some say in the matter so when Zeer a visiting fisherman meets her and sweeps her off her feet she is smitten. Is Zeer the answer to her problems? Nothing is as simple as it seems and Nerissa is about to find out who she really is and that everyone around her has not been truthful. This is a rollercoaster story that has twist and turns you never expect. I loved it and can’t wait for the next!

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Siren’s Call: Cursed Seas by Amy McKinley – Review by Liz Vrchota

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Siren’s Call would not be my typical go to read, but anything that is by the talented Ms. McKinley I have to get my hands on regardless of what it is supposed to be about. I have never been disappointed yet with a novel of hers and this one is no exception to the rule. I loved the way Amy McKinley wrote this twist on Greek Mythology and spun into it a complex tale of love and life as a woman.

I will admit that the first few parts of the book were slow to start, but it was evident that was due to the story being set up to take off into a beautiful tale I couldn’t stop reading. I was glad I remained patient because the way the story unfolded was absolutely perfect and quite frankly it captured my number one favorite spot of Amy McKinley’s novels. I won’t go into much more detail than this or what she has chosen to divulge in the blurb. I couldn’t bare to spoil one moment of the journey. You will just have to take my ultimate high approval and word for it. I can’t wait to see what will come next from the talented Amy McKinley!

Review by @lizaileen
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